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Qobuz Launches Qobuz Club: A Community for Audiophiles and Music Lovers

March 10th, 2023


The following is a press release issued by Qobuz.

March 2023 – Qobuz, the music lovers’ high quality music streaming and download service, is launching a new community platform designed to connect audiophiles and music lovers around the world: Qobuz Club. The interactive forum will allow Qobuz users to convene with like-minded listeners on topics like music dis ... Read More.

Synergistic Research Announces the Master Fuse

February 24th, 2023

We have at Sound Lab been using the fine fuses from Synergistic Research starting with the original Red, Black, then Blue, Orange and Purple.  This is a new type of fuse and we will be trying this in a few systems at the power distribution point and maybe a DAC.

Master Fuse is an entirely new kind of Fuse. In the past, we developed the highest resolution fuse given the current technolog ... Read More.

dCS Introduces Bartók APEX DAC

February 10th, 2023

The following is a press release issued by dCS.

February 2023 – dCS’s engineers continually research how to improve existing technologies and products, a discovery process motivated by our drive to deliver unrivalled measured performance and the resulting musical experience.

Often, innovation comes in the form of software. With the recent Bartók 2.0 softw ... Read More.

PS Audio announces MK2 DirectStream DAC

January 27th, 2023

New Technologies

The PS Audio PerfectWave DirectStream DAC MK2 incorporates many newly-developed PS Audio technologies along with easy setup and the convenience of remote-control operation. Its built-in volume control enables it to function as a digital preamp and be directly connected to a power amplifier.


The DirectStream DAC MK2 employs a FPGA (field-programmable gate array) ... Read More.

Focal Announces Vestia Line of High-Fidelity Loudspeakers

January 12th, 2023

CES, Las Vegas | January 5, 2023 – The French brand Focal expands its collection of loudspeakers for Home with Vestia. This line comprises five models and has been designed for high-quality music enjoyment and Home Cinema experiences delivered by Focal’s renowned savoir-faire in acoustic. The brand which is recognized by the French government as a French “Living Heritage Company” c ... Read More.

Magico Announces the S3 MKII Loudspeaker

December 22nd, 2022

Hayward, CA, USA | 2022 – The S3 Mk II nestles in between the S1 Mk II and S5 Mk II and features all of the advanced design elements of the S-Series Mk II models, including a new 9-inch bass driver with the lowest measured distortion born from the design and engineering theories applied to the limited-edition, 10th Anniversary M-Project.

Superlative high frequencies are provided ... Read More.

McIntosh Announces Mc451 Dual Mono Power Amplifier

December 8th, 2022

The following is a press release issued by McIntosh.

Binghamton, NY | December 8, 2022 – McIntosh is proud to announce the MC451 Dual Mono Power Amplifier, a unique combination of a vacuum tube and solid-state amplifier that uses McIntosh’s Hybrid Drive™ technology.

The MC451 follows the success of McIntosh’s MC901 model. A more compact product, the MC451 is ... Read More.

Bowers & Wilkins Releases All-New 700 Series Speaker Range

November 4th, 2022

Studio Sound comes home with the all-new 700 Series range

Bowers & Wilkins new eight-strong line-up of floorstanding, stand-mount and center-channel loudspeakers delivers the best-performing, most elegant range in the class.

The new Bowers & Wilkins 700 Series is empowered with many of the same technologies found in the brand’s flagship range, the 800 Series Diamond, as trusted ... Read More.

PS Audio Releases New Book and Test Disc: Speakers

October 21st, 2022

“Boulder, Colorado, October 7, 2022 – PS Audio’s Octave Records label announces its latest release, The Audiophile’s Guide: The Loudspeaker, a book and companion SACD/download that tells listeners exactly how to get the most out of their loudspeaker setup. Written by PS Audio CEO Paul McGowan, the book and its accompanying disc (also available as a download) offer the practical knowledg ... Read More.

Aurender Announces TD100 Trigger Accessory

October 7th, 2022

Aurender announces TD100 12V Trigger Dongle to turn other components On/Off with your Aurender

TD100 provides an interface to send 12V trigger signal to compatible components with 12V trigger inputs for On/Off commands. Now you can turn your amps, preamp, DAC, or other components on and off with your Aurender.

USB data cable and 2 trig ... Read More.

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